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The 2016 Sci-fi Experience reading challenge

I’ve always read more fantasy than sci-fi. My stats for the year so far tell me the number of fantasy books I’ve read outweighs the sci-fi by nearly three to one. So I thought I’d take the opportunity to even the odds a little bit. Carl of Stainless Steel Droppings runs some fantastic reading challenges throughout the […]

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Dewey’s read-a-thon report: October 2015

Dewey’s 24-hour Read-a-thon took place on Sunday, Australian time. For those who have somehow managed to miss my incessant posting about it, the event is basically a chance for book geeks across the world to get together and read as much as possible. It is also held in honour of its founder, a book blogger who […]

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2015 Diversiverse wrap-up

It has been quite the weekend for reading challenges. Dewey’s read-a-thon took place on Sunday and was a blast, as always. But I will get to that in another post. Saturday marked the end of the Diversiverse reading challenge. For those that need reminding, A More Diverse Universe is a very simple reading challenge. It asks […]

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Preparation for Dewey’s Read-a-thon, October 2015

My haul from Conflux 11 might have been modest, but I could always use a boost when it comes to keeping on top of Mt TBR. Fortunately, Dewey’s read-a-thon is taking place this weekend! For those unaware, the read-a-thon runs twice a year–in April and October. It runs for 24 hours, but participation for the […]

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Conflux 11, Part 2

Conflux 11 took place from Friday 2 October until Monday 5 October. As is always the case, there was a lot of good programming to see, so I had to split my report into two parts. You can read the first part here. I was fortunate enough to sit on a couple of panels throughout the […]

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Conflux 11, Part One

Last weekend I attended Conflux, Canberra’s speculative fiction convention for writers and fans. The theme this year was Light, in line with the UN’s International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies. Special guests were Isobelle Carmody, author of the The Obernewtyn Chronicles, and Tehani Wessely of FableCroft Publishing. As is always the case, there was a lot of good […]

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A More Diverse Universe 2015

In case you hadn’t noticed, I’m a sucker for a reading challenge. The very first one I participated in here at Earl Grey Editing was A More Diverse Universe. The challenge is run by Aarti of BookLust, and it introduced me to the brilliant Ambelin Kwaymullina’s The Tribe series. So I was very excited to see that […]

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Bout of Books 14 report

Two weeks ago, I announced I was signing up for the Bout of Books read-a-thon. For those who have forgotten, here’s the pitch: The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 17th […]

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Bout of Books 14

  You know that I’m a sucker for reading challenges (it’s because I need all the help I can get with Mt TBR!). So I was disappointed to discover Bout of Books just a little too late to join their 13th round in May. Luckily for me, the challenge is run three times a year! […]

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Halfway Gone

I’m generally a glass half full kind of person. The year might be half over already, but I find myself looking ahead with excitement. There’s a lot to look forward to. The first anniversary of this blog is coming up in August. I have some exciting guest posts lined up as part of the Brewing […]

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